Telangana government is working on a new policy for the textile industry and has assured that inputs received from stakeholders will be taken into account before finalising it. As part of policy formulation exercise, Minister for Industries K T Rama Rao today held a meeting with textile sector representatives and others concerned. “The Minister held a meeting with representatives of textile industry, weavers associations, and officials of the Government and assured them the suggestions made by them would be considered positively while preparing the policy,” said an official release issued by the Department of Industries. Telangana cotton farmers produce 60 lakh bales annually, while the consumption of the State is just 10 lakh bales, it said quoting the Minister. Rao assured the government would protect the interests of the handloom industry, it added.